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Best Japanese Restaurants in Montreal

updated: Jun 17, 2021

Best Japanese Restaurants in Montreal

Japanese cuisine is unique and offers refined flavours that will please even the pickiest eaters. The restaurants on this list have been carefully chosen to help you discover the best of Japanese cuisine on the island of Montreal.

Kyo Bar Japonais

The Kyo is located in the splendid building of the Suite 701, very close to Place-d'Armes metro station. This Japanese bar offers a wide selection of sake that you can enjoy while eating tasty sushi. If you work in the area, we suggest you try their Bento boxes that are an excellent choice for lunch.



This tiny Japanese restaurant will charm anyone who tries it for the first time. Be patient if you arrive early and there is a line up, you will see that the wait is well worth it. In addition to the excellent food you will have the chance to taste, the staff will give you an extraordinary experience. We highly recommend you try the shrimp burger, you can thank us later!


Kinoya Izakaya

This Izakaya-style restaurant welcomes you in its rather funky decor in the heart of the Plateau Mont-Royal. It is a festive place where you can share all kinds of dishes with the people you are with. On the menu, sashimi, gyozas, varied tempura, ramen and other typical Japanese dishes.


Le Blossom

Le Blossom was talked about a lot when it opened, because even before having tasted the food, one was mesmerized by how beautiful this place is. You will receive a friendly service while enjoying sake among the largest selection available in Montreal. Regarding the food, they offer original Japanese cuisine and colourful plates.


Kinka Izakaya


This Izakaya style restaurant is located very close to Concordia University, they offer an authentic Japanese experience. Their main goal is to make you discover that Japanese cuisine is not only about sushi. A wide variety of dishes will satisfy your appetite and cocktails using typical Japanese ingredients will quench your thirst.



The Ryù's restaurants are known for their delicious sushi of an incomparable quality. You can be sure that the fish you eat will be fresh like nowhere else. Choose from their more traditional varieties of sashimi, nigiris and makis or their own unique specialties.


Yokato Yokabai

Yokato Yokabai is known as one of the best ramen restaurants in Montreal, even the name of the restaurant means "it's excellent"! The soups are served with delicious garnishes pairing wonderfully with the traditional pork bone broth that simmers for 12 hours to offer you only the best.


Hanz? Izakaya

Hanz? has recently opened in Old Montreal. This Izakaya style restaurant offers typical dishes such as gyozas, udon noodles, tatakis, tartares and fried chicken. Enjoy a variety of Japanese drinks in a relaxed and captivating atmosphere.



This small, unpretentious restaurant in Saint-Henri offers a unique Japanese cuisine, with a menu that changes according to market availability. You will spend a pleasant evening in their charming dining room. The Nozy quickly becomes the kind of neighbourhood restaurant that we go to when we want to have a pleasant time and a good meal.


Sushi Momo

Make sure you reserve in advance if you want to try Sushi Momo, because of their popularity the restaurant is very busy. As soon as you try it, you will definitely understand why. This restaurant is not an ordinary sushi restaurant, it is a vegan one! The way they replace some ingredients will amaze you, the fake cheese is simply de-lec-ta-ble.


Jun I

JUN I is the restaurant of the very passionate Chef Junichi Ikematsu. It is a gourmet restaurant where you will find sushi that is among the best in Montreal. We love the attention that has been paid to the decorative elements that are reminiscent of nature, such as natural wood and fur. Although the menu offers mainly sushi, there are also exquisite fish and seafood dishes.




This trendy Japanese pub welcomes you to its very cool decor and festive atmosphere in the heart of downtown Montreal. You will enjoy sought-after dishes that are filled with flavour. Get ready to scream SAKE BOMB!


Tri Express

After having worked for many years in renowned establishments, Chef Tri Du decided to open this small sushi restaurant where he accomplishes creative and meticulous work. The Tri Express is friendly and affordable; you can eat on site or take your order to go. According to the regulars, Mr. Tri's secret sauces alone, are worth the trip.


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